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Street Art #183

Second batch of Malaysian street art, and the one of Julie Walters is my favourite!  Thanks again to Matt for the use of his photos.

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Street Art #182

Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let’s get started with the first of two lots of street art from Penang, Malaysia.  They were spotted by my friend Matt (not to be confused with my partner of the same name), and when I saw them amidst his holiday snaps on Facebook I asked if I could borrow them.  The first is my favourite from this lot, although the man and his cart come a close second.  More to follow next week!

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The now traditional holiday sketch diary, although this year it’s more diary than sketches.  For previous holiday sketch diaries see:  Summer Holiday 2010, Sunday Sketchblog #117, Sunday Sketchblog #137, Sunday Sketchblog #138, Sunday Sketchblog #144, and Sunday Sketchblog #151.

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Street Art #181

Some more Manchester street art from my friend Eleanor, how gorgeous is that bluetit?!

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Sunday Sketchblog #161

Today we arrived back in London after our annual jaunt to Scotland. Here are the postcards I painted in Orkney, plus one special one from Yorkshire.


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Some street art I spotted myself, which makes a bit of a change!  This selection was all found en route from my house in west London to Brick Lane (where I was heading for beigels).

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…bridesmaids.  This is something I learned recently when I was asked if I would make notebooks as gifts from a bride to her bridesmaids.  Sure, I said, no problem.  How many bridesmaids?

Nine.

I can’t lie, that threw me a bit, but in the end it turned out to be terrific fun because I got to design nine different notebooks.  The bride wrote down a few words about each woman, and off I went to select papers and binding styles.

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An eclectic mix, let’s show off each notebook individually so you can have a proper look.  Although it was occasionally challenging to find the right paper for each cover, it was very satisfying to rummage through my studio trying to find ‘the one’.  Even more so to then decide which binding style would be best, and of course the question of thread, and inner lining – oh the choices!  These books have been made using everything from scrapbook paper through to a repurposed paper carrier bag, and some of the vintage linen thread is older than I am!  I hope that the bridesmaids like them as much as the bride and I do 🙂

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Here they are all wrapped up and waiting to go.

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